In Reply to: Great feelings-nice work! posted by MicahO on August 27, 2001 at 15:39:03:
About the spring compressors - later ones have safety pins and you can do pretty much anything you want with them. I was scared senseless, 2 twists (not even 60 degrees) at a time on each side and the friendly neighbour of the friendly friend that hosted me simply put the impact gun and compressed the damned thing.
Gives me shudders to think of the situation - you - no, not you, your nephew was mighty lucky.
The feeling ? When you show up at 1am, darker than hell with grease between your molars (no, I'm kidding, but it sounds kewl) and you tell your wife winning $500 at the lottery wouldn't feel better - that look of admiration is simply priceless.
Nice job - glad you had good spring compressors, I almost lost a nephew (no, I'm not kidding, 6 inches to the right would have been his neck)
I found many of those little tidbits when I swapped my first set of strut inserts/springs. It is a good feeling when it's all done, though, isn't it - both the ride and the accomplishment.
The most important note is to EAT and DRINK WATER! I always seem to do what you describe - get up and start a job (with no breakfast), work thru to late afternoon, hmm, taking longer than I thought, better have a beer, hmm, ready to start cleanup, almost dinner time, better have another beer, whew, all done, looks good, why does my head HURT so much?!?